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, romney gives an interview to bay windows, boston's gay newspaper. promising that he would be better than kennedy on gay rights. >> well, i think we ought to have health care for everyone. >> on other issues, gun control, abortion, health care, romney takes similar moderate to liberal positions. >> good to meet you. >> he was pro-choice, as everyone knows, in the '94 race. >> i believe that since roe versus wade has been the law for 20 years, that we should sustain and support it. >> so there weren't any discussions about positioning him politically. those were his views. >> he even declares in a debate with kennedy that he was not a reagan republican or even a republican at all in the '80s. >> i was an independent during the time of reagan/bush. i'm not trying to return to reagan/bush. >> on election day, kennedy defeats the moderate romney by double digits, but it was actually the slimmest margin kennedy ever had. to political observers, young mitt romney is a politician on the rise. >> how can you take on a kennedy in massachusetts? but if you do, and you're at all successful, everybod
from new attacks by republicans. later, a brawl in boston. the nets and celtics battle it out in the front row on top of fans. but first, the story that everyone will be talking about this morning at work, at least two people are a lot richer and probably not heading into the office today. sadly, i didn't even have one stinking number. lottery officials say winning tickets for the record $580 million powerball jackpot were sold in arizona and missouri. 160 million tickets were sold yesterday alone. at an astounding rate of 130,000 tickets a minute. the winner takes the cash option, they'll split a cool $380 million. that's $190 million apiece. it's the second largest payout in lotto history. you can be sure that uncle sam is smiling about his cut of the action. the federal tax rate is currently 25%. so it will be $380 million the government gets $95 million off the top. and the winning states not too shabby either. arizona takes 5% at 9$9.5 millin and missouri stakes $7.6 millio. in the end, the two winning ticket holders end up with 25% of that original jackpot. >>> mitt romn
flurries today at 36. notice from boston to d.c., temperatures holding on. one more nice day. same with the southeast. really no problems whatsoever on the west coast. california looks good. up towards seattle, that's where we also have a storm moving in with rain, veronica. overall, just a big temperature shift for a lot of people out there. we knew it was coming. we've been a little spoiled. >> except for sunny l.a. 81 degrees. >> they're always that way, though. >> can't beat that. >>> this comes from wthr in indianapolis where in nearby fishers, indiana, one man is causing quite a flap in his neighborhood over his 50-set pigeons. they're not just any birds. they are certified racing pigeons which this bosnian native houses in his garage. the problem, the birds exercise routine, a daily flyover when they -- you know, do their business, which several neighbors say is causing a health hazard. neighborhood meetings are set to discuss the fate of these fowl. >>> it's time now for an early look at some of the stories we'll follow throughout the day here on nbc. instead of shopping, m
in wisconsin before joining romney in boston and vice president joe biden will vote in delaware before joining the president in ohio. we have details on the candidates' final frantic day of campaigning. tracy i poe tracie potts is wit >>> look at the cincinnati enquirer with the faceoff picture in the headline. it's all up to us. ohio at the center of the political universe. while this state may in fact be important, it wasn't the first to vote. for the first time ever and with its lowest turnout in almost 50 years, a tie this morning in tiny dixville notch. they cast five votes for barack obama, five for governor romney. a few hours south in manchester, the governor ends his campaign. these last months of our campaign have seen the gathering of strength of a real movement across this country. it's evident in the size of these crowds like this tonight. my goodness. [ applause ] and i understand that there are a few thousand people outdoors who couldn't get in, too. >> after voting near boston this morning, the governor hits the road again, thanking campaign workers in pennsylvania and ohio, tw
temperatures closely because notice how cold it is up there in albany, hartford and boston. in any snow does fall, it probably wouldn't accumulate on the pavement. still hovering around 40. so whatever falls should melt throughout the morning and especially during the afternoon. here's the winter radar. this is our little weak storm. the white shows you where the snow is. the pink is the mix. and then where we show you the green, that's where the rain is. washington, d.c., starting heavier echoes. this is probably hitting the ground, maybe a little sleet mixed in, too, western maryland. as this all translates this afternoon right over the top of the philadelphia to new york city area, that's where we could see minor accumulations. we're not talking a lot. the cities themselves, probably the roads will be fine, on the cars and the grass, maybe an inch or two. north and west of philadelphia, pennsylvania, northwest jersey could get from two to three inches. southern new england could pick up an inch or two and that could even accumulate on the roads. the airports could have minor issues as tha
the election. so what will they talk about? joining me now, national political rotter for the "boston globe" and contributor to the kudlow report. just to remind folks, take a listen to president obama during his first re-election press conference talking about mitt romney. >> he presented some ideas during the course of the campaign that i actually agree with. and so it would be interesting to talk to him about something like that. there may be ideas that he has with respect to jobs and growth that can help middle class families that i want to hear. >> so this lunch today, is it just common courtesy or might he have something in mind for mitt romney? >> i think it's potential that he has something in mind that he wants mitt romney to do. it's very unlikely any type of formal position either in his cabinet or otherwise. i mean, both sides are sort of projecting they don't expect a whole lot of news to actually come out of this meeting which would mean it's more of a symbolic gesture, a time for these guys to get together privately. >> well, robert, an op-ed in the "washington post" says, ob
. >>> to sports where drat dra mat tick finishes. in over time in boston, kevin garnett grabs the rebound to start the fast break. brandon bass make it is layup in a 100-94 win over the wizards. with just over a minute left to play in atlanta, the hawks' jeff teague hits a three-point shot to take the lead and edge indiana 89-86. in salt lake city playing like a girl has one peewee football player turning into an internet sensation. he's my hero. only her first year playing little league football. 9-year-old samantha gordon is looking like a natural. when the youngster turns on her jets, the boys can't keep up with her. she's scored 35 touchdowns, run close to 1200 yards. pretty impressive stats for the kid that keeps the other team chasing her ponytail. you go, girl. for another look at the weather, here is nbc meteorologist bill karins. >> i would love how you would be eating my dust if i would be -- >> i would not want to tackle you. we could try. it may be entertaining, if you want to join me up here. we'll avoid that for today. >> we'll stick with thumb wars. >>> good morning everyone. the no
should get into the 50s all the way from boston to hartford. we should take another couple inches off that snow pack. funny saying that this time of year. rest of the country, southeast looks cold and chilly to start. the storm in the northwest it the one we'll track through the weekend. we'll watch that on saturday. the worst of it will be heading into the midwest. could watch good storms from minneapolis through areas of nebraska. sunday, areas of rain. watch out in chicago during the day on sunday. possibly a watchoshout at times. the middle of the country is going to get a little stormy. >> all right, bill. thanks so much. >>> just ahead, bond is back, and a new take on an old president. plus, whether you're team edward or team jacob, twilight mania is in full swing. your entertainment headlines are straight ahead. you're watching "first look" on msnbc. had to be slow. or that printing in color had to cost a fortune. nobody said an all-in-one had to be bulky. or that you had to print from your desk. at least, nobody said it to us. introducing the business smart inkjet all-in-one s
the temperatures are plummeting. 36 in boston. amazingly warm. look at what is on its way. 20 degrees colder in albany. the same thing is happening from pittsburgh to d.c. so temperatures will tumble on the chilly side. carry your jacket up in new england. as the rain moves out, this afternoon should be just fine. the rest of the country looks calm. i had my eye on the next possible rain and wind event for the eastern seaboard next week. >>> coming up, why rockefeller center is being besieged by tweens this morning. >> my fans. >> you're watching "first look." ♪ i'd like to thank eating right, whole grain, multigrain cheerios! mom, are those my jeans? [ female announcer ] people who choose more whole grain tend to weigh less than those who don't. multigrain cheerios tend to weigh less tyou know it can be hard to lbreathe, and how that feels.e, copd includes chronic bronchitis and emphysema. spiriva helps control my copd symptoms by keeping my airways open for 24 hours. plus, it reduces copd flare-ups. spiriva is the only once-daily inhaled copd maintenance treatment that does both. spiriva
in boston, a hard foul leads to a ten-player fight and three players had to be ejected from the game. in the second half, brooklyn pulled away and finished with a 95-83 win. >>> in college basketball, number two ranked duke makes a big come back against number four ohio state taking the lead late in the second half and the blue devils beat the buckeyes 73-68. >>> in miami, the hurricanes outside shooters were hot and they upset number three -- or number 13 michigan state 67-59 as the fans stormed on to the court to celebrate. and the new ballot is out for baseball's hall of fame. barry bonds, roger clemens and sammy sosa are all on it for the first time. they may not get the votes required because of allegations of steroid use. so others on the ballot, craig biggio and mike piazza and curt schilling. >>> all right. so we gave you a look at the rockefeller center christmas tree a little earlier. we're going to head back down there. that's where our meteorologist is giving us a look at your weather channel forecast. good morning to you. >> good morning. i want to thank you for the glov
the afternoon. your wednesday forecast, no issues whatsoever from boston to new york all the way down through the southeast into atlanta. but, again, early today around chicago and st. louis, the afternoon looks gorgeous. look at denver and kansas city an st. louis, record highs today. temperatures in the 70s and 80s. thanksgiving day parade, no problem whatsoever in new york city. 54 an sunny. there won't be issues with fog, just a few showers late in the day. once again, anyone in the midwest, especially near lake michigan and chicago, you are the travel trouble spot with dense fog. that's about it. >> thank you very much, bill. greatly appreciate it. let's turn to sports. setting up what is sure to be an epic collapse next year, the new york knicks remain the hottest team in basketball. last night they took on the hornets in new orleans. the first quarter, carmelo anthony with the spin move and foul. anthony would finish with 29 points. second quarter, knicks up by six. raymond felton with the wide-open three. knicks win 102-80. they own the best record in basketball at 8-1. >>> to the wes
will see him in chicago. mitt romney will be in boston tomorrow night. hoping for a different outcome than john mccain had four years ago at that sad rally in arizona. before romney gets to boston he will still be on the trail in ohio and in pennsylvania. before the nation renders a verdict on not just a president, but a presidency whose achievements have been seen as almost beside the point in assessing whether the president gets a second term, it's the virtue of this campaign or it's the damning criticism of this campaign to know that this decision has been set up for the american people as if it has very little to do with what this president has done with his last four years. it's not been about his record. it's been about a character kature of his record. and that's why that list of things that have happened in the past four years maybe seems unfamiliar. you'd think after a campaign this long, we could memorize that list, but that's not what it's been about. if barack obama gets a second term, given the achievements of this past four years, he will likely be enshrined as being one of t
it develops into a warm friendship and sometimes not so much. "boston globe" political reporter matt viser is here. he was at the white house reporting on that lunch. and also presidential historian douglas brinkley, my pal, whose most recent book, great book, "cronkite." let me start with matt. and the reporting here. we knew this was coming. the president said he wanted to do it, and there is a tradition of burying the hatchet. what else got done? did that get done? did they bury the hatchet? >> it was a symbolic moment that seems mostly symbolic. there doesn't appear to be much substance that came out of the meeting. you had romney driving up in the black suv -- he didn't drive, he was in the passenger side, but all alone -- nobody to open the door for him. >> how democratic. >> nobody opened the door for him. the inauguration stage is being built in the background. >> no secret service. >> no secret service for romney. and, in fact, i think he had to provide his name and -- >> no. who made him do that? >> date of birth, social security. had to provide just like anybody else. >> aren't
. here we go. >> in the parade of papers, "the boston globe," house democrats and republicans came together in a rare showing of bipartisanship to pay tribute to their own. tip o'neill, they officially renamed a government office building near the capitol in o'neill's honor. >> can you get a little closer, donnie? "the dallas morning news," the environmental protection agency has temporarily suspended bp from new contracts in the united states because of a, quote, lack of business integrity. existing contracts will not be affected. the deep water horizon spill of 2010 resulted in the death of 11 platform workers. and you're done, donny. >> i was literally about to go out and run up to it. >> you can regroup for a minute. joining us now with a look at the "politico playbook," executive editor there, mr. jim vandehei. good morning. >> how you doing, willie? >> doing all right. we were talking about your peer at the top of the show. take us behind the scenes. steve rattner and he's not alone is pessimistic that a deal will get done before the end of the year. >> here's a reason that y
in communities that remain without power. amtrak will offer limited service between new york city and boston today. the new york city subway system is slowly coming back to life. the m-train, which links queens to manhattan actually started running. manhattan remains in the dark. with little mass transit folks are turning to their cars and you know what that means. lots of gas lines. they extend for miles. according to the most recent report from triple-a, of the gas stations it monitors roughly 60% of stations in new jersey and 70% on long island were closed thursday. both of new jersey's senators are now asking president obama for emergency fuel supplies. we do have a presidential campaign to cover. we are in the last 72, 96 hours if you will. the final chapter of the 2012 campaign is now begun and it all comes down, it apparently changed to ohio which president obama and governor romney, ready for this, are going to visit six separate times in the last four days of the break. today is the first day. president obama spends the entire day in ohio. he's got stops in springfield, lima, hillia
if it's needed. i know the republican governor there is pressuring, there's pressure on boston, if it qualifies for a recount they would like the romney folks not ask for one. >> well, that's some real reporting. thank you very much, chuck todd, as always. joining me now, chris cillizza, msnbc political analyst. chris cillizza, what about the fiscal cliff and negotiations? what do you think the president is doing and planning and how engaged personally will he be in trying to avoid what obviously is a messy way to start a second term? >> well i think that chuck is right, there are still -- they are making sure that everyone on their team is kind of decided where they want to go. my guess would be, andrea, he's actually pretty engaged only because he's learned the lessons of his first term particularly on health care where it was sort of a well let's let congress work its will and we'll step in and get a bill together and get something done. obviously that process took a lot longer than the white house would have liked. it was significantly more contentious than the white house
the agents overnight. some of the agents still around in boston the next day. their basic prerogative is to make sure protesters aren't going to overrun his house and the baseline level of security is there. and with the romney family, largely spread out across the country, no young kids in boston their work is all but done at this point. back to a private citizen by today. >> what's the headline for you having been a fly on the wall for this campaign, that you don't think that the american public would recognize about mitt romney? >> if all you saw of mitt romney was the person who sat in chairs for interviews and gave rally, you got the impression, the campaign wanted was, this is an economic guy, this is his focus. but behind the scenes, there's -- there was a much more complete person there that for good or ill, the campaign decided that you weren't ever going to get a chance to see. you didn't get to see him be a grandfather. didn't get a sense of how his faith impacted his life. these other facets if you bumped into him at the gym or ran into his kids shopping, you got this bett
slope. hmm. the fiscal fiesta, my personal favorite. or the fiscal follies. this is from the boston celtics' game last night. celtic big man kevin garnett was fouled by brooklyn net kris i was married to a kardashian for five minutes humphries. boston guard rajon rondo didn't like it. both humphries and rondo were kicked out with another net, gerald wallace. i hope the negotiations on the fiscal whatever we call it don't end up like that. are you listening, mr. boehner. >> this is not a game. jobs are on the line. the american economy is on the line. and this is a moment for adult leadership. >> to talk all things politics, we bring in nick from the "new york times." politico is reporting today boehner and the president had a curt phone call. that's curt with a "c." should we be reading something into that? >> you almost can't tell what's happening by looking at the president and jay carney and speaker boehner are saying. you have to look further out and see where the ripples are. really when boehner's talking and when the president is talking, they are talking to their members in c
a more perfect union the island is bigger than some of our biggest cities like boston, pittsburgh, miami, san francisco, and it is bigger than washington d.c. where it's fate was decided. in 1834 congress settled the disbute by declaring that sat ten island belonged to new york. it has the smallest population of the five bureaus but it still means that it has more people than new orleans and it is a big piece of america. overshadowed by bigger pieces called brooklyn, queens and man h man tan. to see all of it would be to rewrite new york city. it is the place where wild deer run across roadways. it is a place apart five miles on the ferry from manhattan and it might as well be a world away. it has almost everything that the rest of new york city has expect skyscrapers but it has much more. where ever you live in america staten island has a street that looks like a street in your town. rich streets with mansions, small town streets with han handsohand some homes. if you get lost in the middle of stat ten it is easy to forget about it. and it is very for new yorkers in the other bureaus to
limited service between new york city and boston. new jersey transit will start moving today with limited service. the new york subway system making advances, little by little. the m-train, which links queens to manhattan, just started run. there are still no trains running from low 34th street where half of manhattan remains this morning in the dark. so the millions of new yorkers who depend on subways are now waiting, as you can see in these pictures, in long lines for city buses. for those who drive into the new york city area, the lines stretched for miles yesterday. enough to make you turn around and stay home. in an effort to ease gridlock in the city, the mayor has ordered all vehicles entering manhattan must have at least three passengers. that stands for the rest of the week. there are check points set up on the way into the city with cars not meeting the three-person rule being turned away. and you're only beginning to make your way to new york, if you're lucky, to find gas or cars. about 80% of new jersey stations are either without power or without fuel. those that do have gas
. >> seth carny of boston, massachusetts, is an old school carnival performer with an old school carnival knack for separating people from their money. >> at the carnival, we had a little running joke that it cost $2 to get in and $7 more to get out because the $2 admission to get in covered our expenses to be on the lot, but the inside money from the pitches is what paid everybody's salaries for the week to be there. >> halloween is a busy season for seth. by night, he's outside performing as an evil clown, roping in the crowds at the haunted mansion. by day, he's a medieval torturer inside king richard's renaissance fair. >> welcome to the torture show. i look extremely intimidating in this outfit, but it works to my advantage when i'm trying to sell because i can make fun of myself in this outfit. they love me. they really love me. i'll stand at my bone shop cart, and i'll tell people, oh, especially reserved customer, oh, you don't have to be afraid of me. i'm really just a big fat teddy bear. >> teddy bear? bone shoppe? that's right. when he's not on stage can shocking audiences with
entrepreneurial sales at the boston school of management. she's also the author of the book "lucky by design, navigating your path to success." and angela sims, great to see you as well. you have a retail store as well so you deal with this as well. >> we have a boutique in the west willage because our business is so local what we want to do is surprise and delight our passersby. we want to do that with emotion. for example, on mother's day, we asked our customers to send in a photo of their mothers. we want people to walk by and be grabbed by that emotion. >> we were talking about expense earlier -- >> that's not very expensive. it is time, though, you do have to roll up your sleeves. >> harry, you're an expert with this. you worked with small brands. you worked with big stores. for somebody who is not an expert, how can they make an eye-popping window. >> i think in the piece, she talked about the basics of visual, whether they're in a big saks fifth avenue or a small store. doesn't matter. the bakes are there. it's focusing on placement, great lighting. something like having a tag hanging
in with rain showers. pittsburgh is at 32 degrees. boston is at 63. a big temperature contrast that cold air will sweep in during the day. bring the jacket with you. bundle the kids up. they won't need it this morning but they will this afternoon as they come home. middle of the country, after a cold start, a nice warm afternoon. no big storms heading this way. we have to watch what happens monday and tuesday of next week. that's when we could deal with the next coastal event. >> all right, bill, thank you very much. we'll end it a little pg. >> we'll be watching, but not that closely. >> understood. >> thank you, bill. >>> the steelers were hosting the chiefs last night on monday night football while bill was going to facebook, sending out shirtless pictures -- >> just move on. >> a scoreless game. charles takes a handoff. that's the chief's first touchdown all year in the first quarter. second quarter, ben roethlisberger pump fakes and throws one to mike wallace. what a catch. makes a one-handed grab. touchdown steelers. what a catch by wallace. brings it in with one hand and hangs on to i
for our busy travel day wednesday and thursday. i'll break down that forecast. >> 34 in boston, is that normal this morning? >> yes, very typical for this time of year. >> chilly. all right. thanks, bill. >>> shopping scams that you can avoid and anyone born after 1985 has never experienced this chilly weather trend. >>> plus, vice president biden hits the jersey shore. you're watching "first look" on msnbc. [ male announcer ] sponges take your mark. [ female announcer ] one drop of ultra dawn has twice the everyday grease cleaning ingredients of one drop of the leading non-concentrated brand... to clean 2x more greasy dishes. dawn does more. so it's not a chore. time for citi price rewind. because your daughter really wants that pink castle thing. and you really don't want to pay more than you have to. only citi price rewind automatically searches for the lowest price. and if it finds one, you get refunded the difference. just use your citi card and register your purchase online. have a super sparkly day! ok. [ male announcer ] now all you need is a magic carriage. citi price
. and it's blustery and cold from boston through new england. of course, this time of year when you get that cold air, you're going to get the lake-effect snow. we've had it all weekend long on and off. we're getting heavy lake effect now trying to shift down towards oswego, new york and trying to sink into the syracuse area. just be careful driving on the throughway and also northern portions interstate 81. late today as we get moisture returning from the gulf, a little bit of warmer air. we may get a few strong thunderstorms here in northern louisiana down through areas of east texas. just north of houston. the threat of large hail and a little buiit of wind damage. at least one nice day today in the southeast. a little chilly in the northeast. lynn, it looks like that storm that's going to affect areas of the deep south could bring a little bit of rain and snow to some areas of the northeast throughout your tuesday. i'll tell you who can expect a little bit of snowfall a little later. >> bill, thanks so much. >>> well, evidence overlooked in the casey anthony murder trial. and an all
, florida. there's boston, massachusetts. there's the san francisco bay area. there is seattle, up in washington state. there's san diego. there's tampa, florida in the st. petersburg area. there's baltimore, maryland. there's the virginia beach area, that metro area including norfolk. there is jacksonville, florida. and, of course, there is new orleans. so pop quiz. what do all of these large american cities have in common? you can cheat by looking at this map. what do all of these large american population centers have in common? the answer is that all of these major american cities are right on the edge of america. right on the coastal edge, up next to the sea. now, you could also add even some more major cities to this list if you wanted to. places like philadelphia or washington, d.c. or houston or providence, rhode island. those are all sort of coastal cities, too, in the sense that they are near the coast and they're on waterways. just for the sake of argument, let's not even include those. let's just be narrowly focused here, talking narrowly about big populous metropolitan
politics poll average has warren up by 4.5. politico is up there in boston covering the race. dave, thanks for joining us from politico. >> absolutely. >> let me ask you about that race. it seems like something happened a couple weeks ago. was it the mayor's endorsement and putting all the troops? but that's only 8% of the electorate. what got her on top of the race? >> i think it's women voters that were in brown's camp, still sort of flirting with him this summer in polls, moving towards warren, and i talked to some pollsters and voters on the ground today, and that's all you hear about on the airwaves, in the messaging. it's all designed to court women voters. some of them declaring themselves independents, although democrats have a big registration advantage up here 3 to 1, but i think if you look inside the polls, that's what's given warren the lead. brown still beats her among independents overall, but he's losing female voters. she has widened the gender gap. >> you're going to have a big turnout. not like january of 2010 when he won that first time. here are the closing ads from wa
, very well the folks in boston who are running the romney campaign are looking at the numbers and they know it is that much harder to unseat a sitting president when your approval numbers are close to 50% and maybe even above it. >> david, we had the radical governors in a number of states on the republican side who have refused to work with the president and stalled a great deal. in fact, they have attacked public sector workers, some 3 million public sector jobs have been let go in the four years here, especially in the last couple of years there has been a lot of them. what if they had not been let go? what would our economy look like? >> well, we would be in much better shape, ed. you can figure out how much the economy needed stimulus, it is a simple mathematical equation. spending equals income. income equals spending. if one goes down, the other has to go down. when the private sector goes into recession, that's when the government should increase spending. when the private sector is doing well, that's when you cut back on government spending. that's what clinton was do
final frenzy, that last bit of energy now that boston these candidates are giving it with just three days to go. let's go over the president's schedule. he started in ohio. they are in milwaukee at this point waiting for the president. he's airborne heading in that direction towards wisconsin. iowa and virginia. he end up in virginia and northern virginia tonight. i'll be out there accompanied by the dave matthews band. i'm looking forward to it. tomorrow sunday in new hampshire. florida. ohio. back to ohio and colorado. monday wisconsin, guess where, ohio after that. and then iowa before he finishes up in chicago where he will spend election eve. ohio we should mention nbc news and the marist organization yesterday put out their poll for ohio has the president up six. a whopping margin compared to what we've seen in the past. our poll even has the president up two in florida. so the obama team certainly optimistic and down the stretch they come to keep that sports metaphor going. >> love it. thank you. >> as for the challenger mitt romney needs to rally his troops and out gun the p
christie that some top advisers at the campaign's boston headquarters believe believed the governor had been offered the job. oh, i get it, so the reason chris christie was so friendly to the president last week was sour grapes? even by the standards of the romney campaign, that's low. joining me now is national political reporter for the washington post and jonathan cape hart, msnbc contributor. thanks to both of you pour being here tonight. >> good to be here. >> why are republicanes so upset over chris christie's praise for the president sp. >> chris christie was romney's number one attack dog. number one surrogate going around attacking the president in harsh terms. three, he was the keynote speaker at mitt romney's convention. i think for republicans to see governor christie not just compliment the president on how, you know, good a job he is doing in helping the people in the state of new jersey, but press conference after press conference, complimenting the president and his leadership skills, his, you know, ability to work with the president, how much he loves the guy, that is p
on a novel which some say was based on mayor james michael curly of boston. in fact he sued for that and won a very small settlement at the time for it. and then when james michael curley wrote his own biography, entitled "i'd do it again." and richard wolffe when you see a last hurrah as we are about to see tonight with president obama, many times there's nothing more poignant than a politician's last hurrah. >> it's important to put it in some context. iowa wasn't just another state. back in 2007, no one gave this guy a chance. he had to build it. not with -- accept for lawrence o'donnell. almost no one gave him a chance. you know, there will be lots of people on the right who will howl and say it was all ads. he had to go garden party to house party to miserable small events. i was with michelle obama in the summer of 2007 sweltering day in the middle of no where, 20 people in that garden party. of those 20 people, 15 of them were people of color. and that was a pattern that was repeated everyone. it wasn't just that she appealed to those people, but honestly people in politics at that ti
part of the northeast right now from philly to boston, we've got live pictures as i mentioned on the left, top of the rock where we are right now. normally seeing the entire new york city skyline. you can't see a thing. on the right side, that's point pleasant, new jersey. we know that's one of the communities still= dealing wit tremenus damage as a result of hurricane sandy. the nor'easter is expected to hit full force tonight. more than 600,000 people are right now still without power and the storm could cause even more outages. plow crews are on stand by. flights in and out of airports in the northeast being nceled. forecasters expect high winds, heavy rain and snow and eight to 12-foot waves along the coast. incredible. >>> and back to toll picks and article says republicans are facing a crisis. the country's growing less white and the coalition more white. republican jonathan, democrat chris and real clear politics erin mcpike will join me next. plus, today's gut check. here it is for you to answer today. a lot of you on twit we are the thoughts. just explod÷e. do you
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news that romney was, quote, shell-shocked when he realized he lost. "the boston globe" said the campaign had planned a big fireworks show to celebrate the victo victory. for a few moments, it was actually online and really to go. and it includes plans for the inauguration. and it says he's working on a smooth transfer of power. but now mid romney is a private citiz citizen. he doesn't have secret service protection. the campaign aides say the credit cards have been cut off and supporters say he's likely to move to his home in california. i think he just fades, says one top donor. i think we have seen for the most part the last of mitt romney. but for the party he's leaving behind, the debate is just beginning. does the gop adapt, or does it fade into relevance? is this the party of lincoln or the party of rush limbaugh. joining me is megan mccain, columnist for "the daily beast and msnbc contributor. on election night she tweeted, quote, my party has to evolve or it's gooding to die. hogan go aheadly, he's worked for both rick santorum and mike huckabee. thank you both for j
'm on that list. >> that's just in the regional papers, though, up in the boston edition. >> let me ask you a question. i felt a little objectified personally. >> yeah. >> kind of like a piece of meat, flesh. >> right. >> arm candy stuff. >> why is it always about the looks? >> especially being part of this literate algonquin-type show. >> boo hoo. >> a little levity before we get to some really tough stuff. >> yeah, we've got serious business. there's much more on the general petraeus situation, but we've got breaking news this morning. it's changing by the minute out of israel. this morning israeli tv reporting three israelis were killed in rocket strikes in the southern part of the country. this comes as the israeli military has launched an aggressive new campaign to cripple hamas after repeated rocket attacks. as many as 750 this year, they say, launched from gaza into southern israel. last night president obama spoke on the phone with prime minister benjamin netanyahu acknowledging israel's right to defend itself but also urging him to not have civilian casualties. this youtube video s
had any -- a loyal following, if you will, except for the folks in boston. the conservatives never trusted him. they didn't even trust him when he got the republican nomination back in the spring of this year. the point is these individuals are opportunists, both on the republican side and also on the democratic side. they don't care about loyalty. they don't care about making sure that the best guy wins. what they care about is a paycheck. it's despicable, quite frankly. >> erin, let's take a look at this from both sides. looks like the hard right is saying, stop pushing us. it's not our fault. this guy wasn't a great candidate. moderates and pragmatic people are saying, oh, no, it's just -- you're too far right, too tough on women, minorities latinos, young people. take a look at this guy, chris chocola, president of the conservative club for growth. he wrote today, quote, if you're a republican who yearns for the days of arlen specter and charlie crist. if you prefer republican party of toomey, rubio and cruz, you should be leery of the folks in washington deciding which republi
to say in boston for mal . you can also vote for her as the last word of the year where the ballot as constructed by me has two people on it. malala is in the first position, the second goes to the person who made that anonymous video of mitt romney's 47% chat with his rich donors. no votes have been cast, but malala has a big lead since i personal intend to vote early and often for her as the last word person of the year. coming up, in the rewrite, bill o'reilly, crazy pat robertson and ricky gervais in tonight's contest, who is more christlike? and next, republicans still can't face the fact that they lost because president obama is simply much better at campaigning and much better at governoring than they are. karen finney and david corn will join me coming up. >>> i think we have to be a bigger tent. >> in the spotlight tonight, the republican clown car needs a bigger circus tent. yesterday on fox, the first man to lose the presidency to barack obama tried to explain why a second republican has now lost the presidency to barack obama and like all republican explanations for los
ber. ari, you're coming to us tonight from kerry country, boston and i've got to think this is a horrible moment for senator kerry. you don't want to be the guy who gets praise from the mindless attackers of susan rice. >> yeah, i don't think he wants any part of this very weird b m boomerang play the republicans are trying to practice. he knows her well because as chairman of foreign relations committee, he oversees the state department, looking at the diplomacy and ambassadors and working with secretary clinton and ambassador rice. >> well, today, ambassador rice met with susan collins and bob corker and here are the lies those senators told after the meeting. >> i continue to be troubled by the fact that the u.n. ambassador decided to play what was essentially a political role at the height of the contentious presidential election campaign. >> i would just ask the president to step back for a moment and realize that all of us here hold the secretary of state to a very different standard than most cabinet members. we want someone of independence. >> okay, ari, that's
>> chris from boston up way too early taking care of my wife after she completed her 25th marathon in four hours yesterday. >> chris from boston? >> chris from boston. >> congratulations. >> justin writes, i have a 3 1/2-month-old great dane puppy that is up. >> my dog is perfect. he's cajun. he's a rescue. we have a rescue named emma, too. she's so sweet comment when joe gets near her, she lashes out. thanks. "morning joe" starts right now. >> so you're saying i have no sound bite? good morning, my friends. it's monday, november 19th. welcome to "morning joe." next three hours will change your life and, also, i think may reverse male pattern baldness for half our viewers. >> in fleming. >> yes. i have no idea. what did you just say? >> this show is slimming. >> okay. with us onset, senior political analyst and national editor for new york magazine. msnbc political analyst and former treasury official and "morning joe" economic analyst, steve ratner. in washington, chief foreign affairs correspondent and host "andrea mitchell reports," andrea mitchell. >> happy monday. go redskins.
amtrak will begin offering limited service between new york city and boston. and new jersey transit will also start moving today with limited service. the new york subway system continues to make advances. the "m" train linking queens to manhattan just started running, but there are still no trains running below 34th street where half of manhattan remains in the dark. so the millions of new yorkers who depend on subways, they're now waiting in those long lines for buses. for those who drive into new york city, the lines at city bridges stretched for miles yesterday, enough to make you turn around and just stay home. it's simply not worth it. it will take all day to get in in some cases. in an effort to ease gridlock inside the city, the mayor has ordered all vehicles entering manhattan to have at least three passengers for the rest of the week. there are checkpoints set up on the way into manhattan with cars not meeting the three-person rule, those cars turned away. and you're only beginning to make your way into new york if you're lucky enough to find gas for your cars. about 80% o
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